[VIDEO] How to Break the Glass Ceiling: Promoting Women’s Leadership in Water Institutions—WorldBank WaterGP

Event: 2021 ADB Asia and the Pacific Virtual Gender Forum l The Power to Transform: Gender Equality in Asia and the Pacific

[VIDEO] How to Break the Glass Ceiling: Promoting Women’s Leadership in Water Institutions—WorldBank WaterGP

25 November 2021
Author / Speaker: 
Shona Fitzgerald, World Bank
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Melita Grant, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
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Avni Kumar, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
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While evidence shows that companies stand to gain from increased diversity at leadership levels, women remain largely underrepresented in decision making roles in water and other infrastructure sectors. Equal Aqua (EA), a collaborative platform hosted by the World Bank, aims to promote and strengthen female representation in the water sector by connecting utilities, associations, representatives from the private sector, academia and local and international organizations. The platform provides capacity building, benchmarking for gender inclusion for water organizations, knowledge resources, and opportunities for peer-to-peer exchanges. During this interactive session, speakers will provide an overview of Equal Aqua’s tools, discuss entry-points and global examples of initiatives to help women advance their careers in water, and will feature practical cases from utilities in Cambodia and Kenya. 

 

Speakers:

  • Shona Fitzgerald, Water and Sanitation Specialist, World Bank
  • Melita Grant, Research Director for the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
  • Cases:
  • Priscillah Oluoch, Deputy Technical Manager, Malindi Water and Sewerage Company (MAWASCO), Kenya
  • Mr. Sreng Sokvung, Director of Technics and Project Management of Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology & Innovation, Cambodia

 

Link: https://worldbank.org/water

Geographical Focus: 
Global
Type of Content: 
Learning Event

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